Dog Penis Discharge

by Anonymous Reader

Ever since my Dog, a Great Dane, Male, 4 year old, Coda, was neutered he has occasionally had a yellow brown discharge drip from the tip of his penis. There are no other symptoms, and it doesn't cause him any noticeable discomfort, no foul smell, no fever, no lack of appetite, no behavioral changes. Nothing.

It's disconcerting to see it, but there doesn't seem to be any outstanding issues with it.

Vet Comment Dog Penis Dishcharge


The type of dog penis discharge that you describe is almost always normal. Coda is still able to produce prostatic fluid and other secretions from his reproductive tract despite being neutered, and these liquids will sometimes collect at the end of the penis.

If the drainage were to be associated with discomfort or other abnormalities, you should bring him in to the veterinarian immediately. However, you say he is completely normal otherwise, so I am not too worried.

It wouldn’t hurt to mention this to your veterinarian the next time Coda is in for a check-up. He or she can examine Coda’s penis and will probably be able to put your mind at ease.


Jennifer Coates, DVM

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Penis has black around it.
by: Anonymous

Black stuff around the penis. No pain or licking etc.

Diaper rash
by: Anonymous

My male Yorkie has diaper rash. Left him with dog sitter and stayed too long in wet diaper. His penis is raw. What home remedies to clear it up.

Editor Suggestion: Remedies to Clear Up Dog Penis Rash

I'm sorry to hear that your Yorkie is having discomfort. Here are a few steps you can take at home to alleviate his symptoms:

Clean the area: First, gently clean the affected area with a mild, unscented soap and lukewarm water. Be gentle and avoid scrubbing as this can further irritate the skin. Dry it thoroughly, but gently.

Apply a mild topical cream: You can apply a pet-safe ointment that is safe if licked. Consider a product similar to Zymox Ointment.

Allow air to reach the affected area: Where possible, try to leave the area exposed to air. This will help speed up the healing process.

Ensure your dog stays dry: If your dog continues to wear a diaper, check it frequently and change it as soon as it's wet. A damp environment can slow the healing process and potentially lead to infections.

Monitor your pet’s behavior: Observe if your dog is licking the affected area excessively, as this can slow down healing and potentially introduce infection.

Preventive Measures: Try to minimize the use of diapers, if possible, and when you do use them, ensure that you're changing them regularly to avoid moisture build-up.

Remember, if your dog's condition doesn't improve in a few days, or if it worsens, it's important to consult with a veterinarian. Persistent or severe cases may require prescription medication to treat.

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Dog Health Guide

Please note: This information is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your pet's veterinarian. Always consult a vet for professional medical advice about your pet's health.

Dog penis bleeding
by: Sue

I am having the same with my male Border Collie 10 yrs old. He was bleeding from the penis he had a weeks course of antibiotics went away fro a week now has come back.I am quite concerned.

owner distressed
by: Diane

My male german shepherd has had a penis bleeding problem for th last 3 wks ..I took him to vet they have put him on course of antibiotics....seem to work at start them came back..Im worried it could be more sinister...what do you think..he is not neutered..5yrs old...

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